Not rocket science

Excerpt from Dave’s Passion/Purpose/Perspective page

Simple and clear but not easy.
The really neat thing about what I (Dave) have to offer you is that everything is so simple and clear. This is not rocket science. I offer neither intellectual wrangling nor theological skirmishing although I have made my best effort to be both intellectually and theologically sound. This is sharing with you an approach to God through his words that is in plain view of anyone who is willing to see life as God defines and describes it.

I will not ask you to believe something that is not clearly written in Scripture. My role is one of helper and friend, fellow traveler and sometimes teacher. Our goal together should be to see what God really says, and to believe and follow God’s clear instruction or living.

Simple does not mean easy though.
Truth can be very difficult to accept. Better put, truth is impossible to accept apart from the help of God. And with the people in Jesus’ day, our heavy investment in this life intensifies our struggle and obscures our view. We have to choose life from the many offers that seem very right from our limited perspective.

(John 8:37 ESV)
“I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you.”

(John 8:43 ESV)
“Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word.”

(John 8:45 ESV)
“But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me.”

(John 8:47 ESV)
“Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.”

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